<![CDATA[Amtrak Service Alerts & Passenger Service Notices - South ]]> Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[Silver Star Trains 91 and 92: Sleeping Car Accommodations Offered at Lower Fares Without Dining Car]]> Dining Car Service Continues on Silver Meteor Trains 97 and 98

Amtrak is offering a lower cost travel option on our popular Sleeping Cars between New York and Miami, following a 10-month test on the Sliver Star (Trains 91 and 92), operating daily between New York City and Orlando/Miami, via Washington, DC, Columbia, SC and Tampa, FL. A Dining Car will not be operated on the Silver Star, and passengers can purchase meals in the Café Car, which offers hot and cold sandwiches, snacks and other items. The Café menu is also available on Amtrak.com.

Customers traveling to and from Florida can continue to choose traditional service aboard the Silver Meteor (Trains 97 and 98), which offers Dining Car service. Meals are included in Silver Meteor Sleeping Car fares. The Silver Meteor serves many of the same cities as the Silver Star.

Lower Cost Sleeping Car Accommodations

Traditionally on all Amtrak trains, the cost of Dining Car meals was bundled into the charge for the Sleeping Car. On the Silver Star, Amtrak Sleeping Car customers save up to 25% on the cost of a ticket, and can purchase food in the Café Car for a separate charge.

Sleeping Car Amenities

Passengers with Sleeping Car accommodations will continue to have complimentary coffee, chilled water and juices, turn-down service for their bedrooms and roomettes, private restrooms and access to shower facilities. Upon request, attendants will provide in-room service for purchases from the Café Car. At stations with ClubAcela, Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge or similar services, Sleeping Car passengers will also continue to have same-day lounge access and pre-boarding privileges.

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak. Reservations are available on Amtrak.com, our free mobile apps and at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

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<![CDATA[Palmetto, Carolinian and Silver Star Trains: Track Work Affects Service on Select Dates]]> Effective February 9 - 18, 2016

Track work being performed by CSX Transportation will affect train service between Richmond and Savannah, on the dates and trains indicated below:/p>

Trains 89 and 90: Richmond - Savannah
Tuesday through Thursday, February 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18, 2016

Trains 89 and 90 will not operate between Richmond and Savannah on dates shown above, and alternate transportation will not be provided. Both trains will only operate between New York and Richmond only on these dates.

Trains 79 and 80: New York - Raleigh
Tuesday through Thursday, February 16, 17 and 18, 2016

Trains 79 and 80 will not operate between New York and Raleigh on dates shown above, and alternate transportation will not be provided. Both trains will only operate between Raleigh and Charlotte on these dates.

Train 92: Departs Earlier
Monday through Wednesday, February 15, 16 and 17, 2016

Train 92 will depart Miami at 9:10 am on dates shown above, two hours and forty minutes earlier at all stations through its arrival in Washington at 11:58 am. The train will continue operating on an earlier schedule through its arrival in New York at 4:20 pm.

We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience. For schedules and information, visit Amtrak.com, use our free mobile apps or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

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<![CDATA[Train 74 and 75 Canceled Due to Track Work]]> Effective Monday, February 8, 2016 Only

Due to track work being performed by Norfolk Southern Railway, Trains 74 and 75 will be canceled on Monday, February 8, 2016. Passengers traveling between Raleigh and Charlotte can contact Amtrak for other train service options.

We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience. Reservations and the most up-to-date arrival and departure times are available on Amtrak.com, our free mobile apps and at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Thank you for choosing Amtrak.

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<![CDATA[Sunset Limited Trains 1 and 2 and Texas Eagle Train 2/422: Temporary Schedules Change]]> Effective January 8 through March 13, 2016

Due to track work being performed by Union Pacific Railroad and BNSF Railway, Trains 1 and 2/422 will operate on adjusted schedules, as described below:

January 8 - March 13, 2016: Earlier Los Angeles to New Orleans Schedule

Eastbound Train 2/422 will depart Los Angeles six hours earlier than the times shown in Amtrak printed timetables, and operate six hours earlier at all stations through its arrival in San Antonio. From San Antonio to New Orleans, Train 2 will operate five hours and 10 minutes earlier. The schedule for Train 22 from San Antonio to Chicago will not be affected.

Coast Starlight Connection with Train 2/422: Due to the earlier departure of Train 2/422, Coast Starlight Train 11 will not arrive in Los Angeles in time for passengers to make connections with Train 2/422. Therefore, Coast Starlight passengers connecting with Train 2/422 will detrain in Sacramento and board a bus to Los Angeles that will arrive in time to board Train 2/422.

January 15 - February 19, 2016: Later New Orleans - San Antonio Schedule

Train 1 will depart New Orleans 90 minutes later than the times shown in Amtrak printed timetables, and operate 90 minutes later at all stations through its arrival in San Antonio.

For the most up-to-date schedules, visit Amtrak.com, use our free mobile apps or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Thank you for choosing Amtrak.

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<![CDATA[Crescent Trains 19 and 20: Bus Service Provided between Atlanta and New Orleans]]> Effective Monday through Thursday Only; January 4 - February 4, 2016

Track work being performed by Norfolk Southern Railway will affect Trains 19 and 20 between New Orleans and Atlanta, on the following dates:

Monday through Thursday
  • January 4 - 7, 2016
  • January 11 - 14, 2016
  • January 18 - 21, 2016
  • January 25 - 28, 2016
  • February 1 - 4, 2016
Southbound Train 19: New York to Atlanta Only

On the dates shown above, Train 19 will terminate in Atlanta. Passengers will be provided bus service from Atlanta to Anniston, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Meridian, Laurel, Hattiesburg, Picayune, Slidell and New Orleans.

Northbound Train 20: Atlanta to New York Only

On the dates shown above, Train 20 will originate in Atlanta. Passengers will be provided bus service from New Orleans to Slidell, Picayune, Hattiesburg, Laurel, Meridian, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Anniston and Atlanta.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday Service Operates Normally

On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during this period, Trains 19 and 20 will operate between New Orleans and Atlanta, but may encounter delays along the route due to speed restrictions and freight train interference.

We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience you may experience. Reservation and train status information is available on Amtrak.com, our free mobile apps and at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Thank you for choosing Amtrak.

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